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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Frank H. Easterbrook
A federal appeals court Thursday threw out a ruling that would have prohibited the president from declaring a National Day of Prayer, in a decision that cheered social conservatives and occasioned much wailing and gnashing of teeth by groups advocating a strict separation of church and state.
"All they have is a disagreement with the president's action. But unless all limits on standing are to be abandoned, a feeling of alienation cannot suffice as injury," Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook, a Reagan appointee, said in the opinion.